An Ode to Margaret MitchellPosted on August 2, 2019 in Atlanta
Atlanta is home to an impressive collection of historical landmarks, including The Margaret Mitchell House, former home of–you guessed it–Margaret Mitchell, author of the 1935 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone With the Wind. Mitchell lived on the ground floor apartment of the home from 1925 to 1932 while writing the book.
Located in Midtown Atlanta, The Margaret Mitchell House is one of the most sought-after historic locations to explore while visiting the Big Peach. Guided tours are available Monday through Saturday for $13 per person and include a tour of the home as well as carefully curated exhibitions showcasing the details of Mitchell’s life before, during, and after writing Gone With the Wind. Visit the Atlanta History Center website here to learn more and to purchase tickets in advance.
In case you haven’t already noticed, Gone With the Wind holds a special place in our hearts, not only because it’s one of the most well-known works of Southern literature and film, but also because The Georgian Terrace was lucky enough to host the film premiere party in 1939. Pay us a visit on your next trip to Atlanta and let our Sotherly Host show you the swoon-worthy terrace where Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable stood that night!